Compton residents respond to the mayors first State of the City
Will Compton residents receive all of their money back from this production? With growing dissent among the City of Compton residents, they remain divided on their perceptions of Mayor Aja Brown’s first two years in office. They are forced to make a tough decision. Believe their own eyes or succumb to the mayor’s vision? From the looks of their attendance at the free watch party at Compton Community College, they’ll go with “believe their own eyes” for $1,000 Alex.
Residents do not dispute the mayor is an eloquent speaker but what has come of the “vision” she campaigned on?
The Compton Swap Meet shut down to make way for non-union employer, and well-know community polluter, Walmart, who were gold sponsors at the Urban Vision CDC fundraiser. The council approved health hazard project, “The Brickyard” were also gold sponsors.
Residents should be happy council member Isaac Galvan, supports AB 32, which charges companies for polluting low-income communities. That benefit is passed on to them via the installation of solar panelling, if they qualify to participate.
Notably missing from the list of sponsors? The office of the Supervisor of the 2nd District and no businesses based in the city.
Coincidentally, the festivities fell on the same day that long-term community business, Ralph’s, closed it’s doors after nearly three decades serving Compton residents. Fresh & Easy closed a few weeks back.
The man who owes the city millions and owns the property with the shuttered Ralph’s, Danny Bakewell, made sure his newspaper and nonprofit were both gold sponsors.
Inglewood Mayor James Butts entered the venue with Mayor Brown and her newly hired public information officer, Jasmyne Cannick, who ensured the Urban Vision CDC fundraiser made the nightly news broadcast. The events emcees where reality tv star, Omarosa and the mayor’s husband, Van Brown of Urban Vision CDC.
Seniors were bussed in to the community watch party and were served hot dogs, chips and water, while forced to wait two hours before anything appeared on the large screen monitor. This would explain why those attempting to watch at home on Channel 36 complained of not seeing anything. That’s cold. Taxpayer money paid for the event upfront under the guise they’ll be reimbursed by Urban Vision CDC.
After viewing the event on YouTube, not the city website as the mayor said it would air, resident Michael Hill says he is now a supporter of the mayor proclaiming, “now I know what the city could be.”